First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Nevada

First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Nevada

Last Friday, Silver State Relief became the first medical dispensary to open in Nevada.

In the year 2000, voters overwhelmingly supported an initiative that made Nevada one of the earliest states to adopt a medical marijuana law. It took another 12 years for the legislature to create a law allowing regulated businesses to provide safe access to medical cannabis. A little over two years from the date the bill was signed into law, that system is finally rolling out.

Nevada’s medical marijuana program now serves over 9,300 patients across the state, and the opening of Nevada’s first regulated business represents an important milestone in the state’s system.

For many patients, it has been a long two years. The agency created and then adopted rules, businesses applied to operate in a…

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